River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Aug 21, 2019 Wendy P Waterford, Connecticut

Fantastic place to stay if you don't want to be in the city but be able to get there quickly! Wonderful views of the Mississippi River! The included full breakfast was amazing! And we enjoyed dinner one night at the Terrace Rooftop! We will definitely stay here again!
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Aug 15, 2019 Countess F

This is my favorite place to stay when I come and visit. I do an awful lot of traveling so it is very important where I stay. The customer service here is really fantastic from the restaurants to housekeeping staff. Lisa Jones, Housekeeping Manager, exceeded my expectations this stay by going above and beyond to accommodate me. In addition,… Read more
This is my favorite place to stay when I come and visit. I do an awful lot of traveling so it is very important where I stay. The customer service here is really fantastic from the restaurants to housekeeping staff. Lisa Jones, Housekeeping Manager, exceeded my expectations this stay by going above and beyond to accommodate me. In addition, the housekeeping staff were prompt, courteous, attentive, and extremely polite. I am very picky about cleanliness of hotel rooms. I was very impressed to see the room was spotless. Lisa Jones and her team get 5 stars from me for professionalism and service. I highly recommend this hotel! Read less
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Aug 15, 2019 1152eman

I was not impressed at all. Mostly due to the insufficient air conditioning. It was so hot and humid not only outside but inside as well. When checking into the room it was entirely to warm and took quite a while to cool down. The lobby entrances, hallways, and actually everywhere it seemed there was no escaping the heat.The housekeeping staff… Read more
I was not impressed at all. Mostly due to the insufficient air conditioning. It was so hot and humid not only outside but inside as well. When checking into the room it was entirely to warm and took quite a while to cool down. The lobby entrances, hallways, and actually everywhere it seemed there was no escaping the heat.The housekeeping staff working in the laundry room I noticed passing by had it even worse.. I could not believe they have to work in such sweat shop conditions. I really think they should check into investing in a more efficient air conditioning system. Paulette's and Tug's restaurants served good food but even the restaurant was extremely warm. Unless you a huge fan of extremely high temperatures I do not recommend this hotel. Read less
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Aug 6, 2019 bw3320074

The hotel was modest and the hottest hotel I have ever stayed in. From time I checked in to the room that was 80 plus degrees that took forever to cool down, until the time I left the hotel was way to warm everywhere! I will say that the housekeeping staff was helpful and very friendly.
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Aug 5, 2019 Alleycat0 South Carolina

Book the bed and breakfast option. The room was excellent, roomy and exceptionally clean; the bath was also very nice. You will enjoy your sleep. But, do not miss the rooftop lounge and the multi-breakfast offerings. The lounge overlooks the mighty Mississippi and offers several specialty cocktails. Trip the bartender surprise -- amazing. … Read more
Book the bed and breakfast option. The room was excellent, roomy and exceptionally clean; the bath was also very nice. You will enjoy your sleep. But, do not miss the rooftop lounge and the multi-breakfast offerings. The lounge overlooks the mighty Mississippi and offers several specialty cocktails. Trip the bartender surprise -- amazing. The small plates are generous and will certainly cover your dinner requirements. When you down for breakfast, ask to be seated in George's section...attentive, great recommendations. Everything was wonderful. Read less